If you love music, play an instrument and love to teach - then you are in demand in a music school!
About the Program
This school exists since 2008 in Nicoya and is supported by SINEM (Sistema Nacional de Educación Nacional). Here the children learn first of all classic and traditional music - but, depending on your skills, the school is also open for workshops in Jazz or Rock music. Local cultural organizations are helping the school buying instruments and offering rooms for rehearsal. There are actually around 600 students from 4-19 years but there are only very few teachers that get paid – mostly the students teach each other.
You are welcome to teach the students and also to join the rehearsals of the orchestra - maybe you can also play with the orchestra in events. If you cannot bring your own instrument the school can lend one - please contact us before.
Usually our volunteers can play an orchestral instrument like a violin, a cello, a contrabass, a trumpet, a flute or a saxophone...just to name a few! Our volunteers should like it to work with children. They should speak a minimum level of Spanish, (otherwise it's difficult to teach the children music). Volunteers have the opportunity to attend Spanish classes in Costa Rica to improve their Spanish skills.
The school is located in Nicoya, near the northwest pacific coast of Costa Rica in Guanacaste.
The daily schedule is - as in all school programs - very flexible and due to the actual needs of the school and the period of the year. The school usually has classes in the afternoons. The school is open all-year and during the school holidays there will be holiday programs for the children!
You can expect to take part in the following tasks:
This program is available all year. It starts every Monday. Please arrive at least one day before the programs starts. Your family will welcome you already on Friday before your project starts.
Nicoya is about 45 min with the bus from Sámara on the pacific coast where you have all the leisure time possibilities that you can dream of: swimming, diving, kayaking, surfing, horse riding ....
In Nicoya there are a lot of cultural activities that you can join.
You will be living with a family in Nicoya and you will have your own room (maybe shared with another volunteer).
You'll enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner with the family based on the tipical Costarican diet, for example rice, beans, vegetables, meat and fruit.